India and China - Foreign Policy Approaches and Responses

During the deep globalization of the 1990s and early 2000s when China adapted well to the global changes by making various structural adjustments, India’s ambivalence to undertake similar revolutionary changes made her to muddle through the forces of globalisation. Now, when new forces of globalisation in the form of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), One Belt One Road, and various economic unions or communities throughout the globe are taking shape, will India’s own initiative adapt well to these processes and reap maximum benefits? Or will India muddle through again and lose yet another opportunity and remain as an onlooker to these global geopolitical and economic restructuring? Will India recalibrate its foreign, defence and trade policies and align it to these changes? Will India continue to let the weak domestic drivers determine its foreign and economic policies? India and China: Foreign Policy Priorities, a collection of 50 essays looks into Indian and Chinese foreign policy approaches towards various bilateral and multilateral issues, which include the border, Brahmaputra water, maritime security, defence diplomacy, South China Sea, ‘One Belt One Road’ , BRICS, terrorism, joint military exercises, New Development Bank, Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank etc. issues. Besides, there are essays focussing on US’s ‘rebalancing to Asia’, Chinese responses to US reconnaissance close to Chinese island reclamation activities in the South China Sea, China’s spat with Japan over Senkaku/Diaoyu Island and TPP have been looked into from the perspectives of various stakeholders. Besides, the volume also covers some other major areas of India-China relations such as trade and investment, high level visits, people to people exchanges, historical ties etc.. The essays are of particularly significant, for they help to understand some of the recent foreign policy approaches and responses from India and China towards some of the extremely important issues concerning bilateral and multilateral engagement.

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  • Pages: 308 | Size: 6 * 9
  • 9789385563294 • HARDBACK • May 2016 • Rs.995
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  • Subjects: India China Relations
  • India and China - Foreign Policy Approaches and Responses
author detailsProfessor B R Deepak, was trained in Chinese history and India-China relations at the Peking University and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and University of Edinburgh, UK. He has been the Nehru and Asia Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. Dr. Deepak's publications include India and China 1904-2004: A Century of Peace and Conflict (2005); India-China Relations in first half of the Twentieth Century (2001); India-China Relations: Future Perspectives (co ed. 2012); India-China Relations: Civilizational Perspective (2012) China: Agriculture, Countryside and Peasants (2010); Cheeni Kavita: Gayarvin Shatavdi se Chuahdvin Shatavdi Tak (Chinese Poetry: 1100 BC to 1400 AD) (2011), a translation of 88 selected classical poems for which he was awarded the 2011 “Special Book Prize of China”, the first Indian to receive the highest literary award from China. The author has been a visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China, Doon University, Dehradun India, and Teaching Fellow at the Scottish Centre of Chinese Studies in the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Contemporary Issues

1 Emerging India and the Evolving World Order, 

2 India’s Evolving Defence Diplomacy: An Assertive Multilateral Engagement?, 

3 One Belt One Road”: China at the centre of the global geopolitics and geo-economics?, 

4 Belt and Road Action Plan: Choices for India, 

5 India and China’s AIIB ‘Luxury Coach’, on the ‘Belt and Road’, 

6 India, China and Climate Change: Getting serious together alone!, 

7 China in Central Asia: Is there any room for India?, 

8 China’s ‘Global War’ Ambitions , 

9 The US-China-India Triangle: A New Tripolar World Order?, 

10 Will India go whole hog to play the balance of power in Asia?, 

11 Need for a substantive Maritime Dialogue between India and China, 

12 China’s Dams in Tibet-Qinghai Plateau: Unwarranted Indian Anxiety, 

13 Leadership Transition in China: What does it hold for India, 

14 India-China Relations: A Historical and Civilizational Perspective High Level Visits, 

15 Modi’s China visit: Can India and China think differently?, 

16 Li Yuanchao’s India visit: Impetus to closely connected dreams?, 

17 Xi Jinping’s India Visit: Foreign Investment Alone is not the Answer!, 

18 Li Keqiang’s India visit: Why Trade not Border High on Agenda, 

19 Modi’s Japan visit: Can India Ignore China?, 

20 President Xi Jinping’s US Visit: What India can learn from, 

21 Manmohan Singh’s China Visit and India-China Relations: Despite Negativity the relationship is broader and deeper than ever before, 

22 Obama’s India Visit and India’s role as a ‘swing power’, 

23 Liang Guanglie’s India Visit and India-China Security Environment Border, Tibet, Nepal and Pakistan, 

24 “Early resolution of the Sino-Indian border would be a major strategic error for China” , 

25 How China views emerging India?, 

26 Does China really want to break India into 20-30 independent nations? , 

27 Henderson Brooks Report on 1962 War: ‘Secrecy’ an Ostrich Act, 

28 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference: China from Zhou Enlai to Xi Jinping, 

29 DOB Faceoff: Some Chinese perceptions, 

30 China silent on incursion but reports escalation of tensions, 

31 Agni – V and China: Need for Restraint and Nuclear Dialogue, 

32 Dalai Lama’s retirement and Tibet issue, 

33 China celebrating March 28 as the ‘Serf Emancipation Day’ , 

34 Osama bin Laden, Pakistan and China , 

35 Chinese Petrol, Indian Blockade is No Answer to Nepalese Crisis!, 

36 China in Nepal: India and China need to work closely on the issues of security, 37 India baiting in Chinese media: Revisiting the vitriolic propaganda of the 1950s and 60s, 

38 India-China-Pak and Obama, 

39 Why India-China relations require a new breakthrough? The Pacific Conundrum, 40 Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP): Responses from China and options for India, 

41 Next phase of the U.S. Pivot to Asia: Responses from China, 

42 Senkaku/Diaoyu Island Dispute: A dangerous Standoff between China and Japan, 43 Sino-US Rivalry in South China Sea: A New Normal, 

44 Should India get embroiled in the South China Sea?, 

45 The impact of Cross-Strait Reconciliations on India , 

46 Taiwan’s Flexible Diplomacy: A New Approach to Cross- Strait and International Relations, 

47 Xi Jinping and Ma Ying-Jeou Meeting: Easy to understand but difficult to resolve Taiwan Issue! BRICS India -China and Africa, 

48 India and China in the BRICS: Cooperation and Challenges, 

49 South Africa joins the BRIC nations: Shifting global economic power away from the developed countries?, 

50 Asia’s Race in Africa: What it holds for India?, 

51 China in Africa: A Close Friend or a Neo Colonialist?, 

52 India-Africa Summit: Why India is engaging Africa? Inside China, 

53 From China’s ‘Peaceful Rise’ to ‘Peaceful Development’: The Rhetoric and more, 54 The Power Dynamics in China: Has Xi Jinping silenced his detractors?,

55 China’s Permanent Residency Syndrome: Chengdu as a pilot city for reforms, 

56 Xi Jinping to promote political reforms in China?, 

57 Jasmine Revolution and Social Stability in China, 

58 On China’s White Paper on National Defence 2010, 

59 Migrant Laborers and Education Reforms in China:Too Little Too Late, 

60 China’s Rural Cooperative Medical Care System: Miles to go, 

61 China’s Rural Land Grabs: Endangering Social Stability, 

62 On Li Keqiang’s Government Work Report 2014, 

63 Show of Force in China: A few Takeaways from the V-J parade, 

64 Chinas Humanitarian and International Aid: Background and Goals, 

65 Zhou Yongkang Verdict: Corruption crackdown or political struggle?